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January 29, 2024

Commercial Fish Harvesters' (MPA) Research Survey

Commercial Fish Harvesters' Marine Protected Area (MPA) Research Survey   This Research Survey is about the effects of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on the commercial fishing sector. Link to Survey:      https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/MPAs   The Survey is an important part of a Study about MPA Impacts on commercial fish harvesters.  The Impact Study is a collaboration […]

December 20, 2023

FOPO Releases Report on Foreign Ownership and Corporate Concentration

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO) has published its report on "Foreign Ownership and Corporate Concentration of Fishing Licenses and Quota." Adopted on January 20, 2022, the report stems from a study conducted between May 8, 2023, and June 5, 2023. The report puts forward 19 recommendations addressing issues related to foreign ownership […]

November 29, 2023

UFAWU-Unifor 2024 Wall Calendar Available for Preorder!

The UFAWU-Unifor 2024 wall calendar is now available for preorder by both Union members and non-members. Spanning three decades of fishing heritage, this 9x12 wall calendar calendar features images from the Fisherman Publishing Society (archived in the SFU Digitized Collections). From 1980 to 2002, these images capture the men and women of the BC Commercial […]

September 29, 2023

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, commonly recognized as Orange Shirt Day, dedicated to honouring the memory of those impacted by the Canadian residential school system. The significance of the orange shirt traces back to Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, a former residential school student. On her initial day at the school, her […]

September 28, 2023

2024 UFAWU Calendar: Call For Member Photos!

Calling all UFAWU-Unifor members! The 2024 UFAWU-Unifor Calendar is currently being assembled and UFAWU-Unifor staff are inviting members to submit their photos for inclusion in the calendar. Whether it's on a boat, a dock, or at a fish plant, we want to see your photos! Send your photos to info@ufawu.org. Please include: Your name and […]

September 17, 2023

CFC Seine Negotiations Bulletin & Collective Agreement Vote

Price Agreement: There were many factors impacting BC salmon prices this season, including a poor pre-season market outlook, and low in-season market for pink and chum salmon.   The Union had to negotiate creatively to get prices that were fair and acceptable for our members in a difficult market and economic climate.  The Union Negotiating Committee […]

August 16, 2023

Charting a Course: The Tasks Ahead for Minister Lebouthillier

On July 26, 2023, Diane Lebouthillier was appointed as the new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. The news came shortly after Joyce Murray, Lebouthillier’s predecessor, announced that she would not seek reelection, paving the way for a fresh leadership perspective in DFO. Lebouthillier, now the sixth to hold the title under […]

July 26, 2023

Diane Lebouthillier Appointed New Fisheries Minister

On July 26, 2023 Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec since 2015 and former Minister of National Revenue, was announced as the new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard.  During her time as Minister of National Revenue, Minister Lebouthillier notably oversaw the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which managed […]

July 17, 2023

Important Updates Regarding Fisher's Registration Card (FRC) Issues 

UFAWU-Unifor has become aware of critical issues pertaining to the Fisher's Registration Card (FRC) process. Missing FRC Payment Some UFAWU-Unifor members have encountered an error when logging into their FRC accounts in which the option to pay their necessary FRC fees is missing. If you log into your FRC account and the payment option is […]

July 12, 2023

CFC Seine Negotiations Update — July 11, 2023

CFC Seine Negotiations Update — July 11, 2023

May 15, 2023

UFAWU Witnesses Address FOPO on Foreign Ownership

On May 11, 2023, UFAWU-Unifor Vice-President Kyle Louis and Business Agent Emily Orr participated as witnesses in a session conducted by the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO). The objective of the session was to investigate the issue of foreign ownership and corporate concentration of fishing licenses and quota in Canada. Kyle Louis and […]

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